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Will not boot up

HELP!!!! Keep getting an error message stating no hard drive detected. Was working fine one minute and when I went to log on later it gave me this message. Tried to recovery disc and again it states no hard drive detected.

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  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2008

    2003 Desktop Gateway was working fine then the screen went black, a msg said something about windows32 file may be corrupt insert operating disk and hit "r' to repair. I did this and it didn't work. Now the error msg keeps saying "hard drive not detected" I'm not sure if I got a virus or if the hard drive has gone out?

  • honman Nov 29, 2008

    I have the same exact problem. What is the HD cable?

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Try reconnecting the Cable then turn it on

if it still can't detect your HD,
replace cable with new one

just make sure that your HD wasn't making weird sounds internally lately (ticking)

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